The Daily Mail reported Monday and CNN has confirmed Tuesday that transgender activists have convinced Procter & Gamble to remove the “Venus” symbol (this thing: ♀︎) from Always sanitary pads starting in 2020.
Transgender lobby forces sanitary towel-maker Always to ditch Venus logo from its products https://t.co/JzTeqMknG9
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) October 20, 2019
Transgender activists and allies publicly urged Proctor & Gamble to redesign its pad wrapper without the gender symbol, a circle atop a cross. Among their arguments were that not all people who menstruate are women and that not all women menstruate. https://t.co/Y6ZS8hPcok
— CNN (@CNN) October 22, 2019
Well done to Always, who have chosen to subtly acknowledge that trans men and non-binary people get periods too. We're worried about the women who feel "erased" because their packet of sanitary towels doesn't specify they're for women. They must have a very fragile sense of self.
— Trans Actual (@TransActualUK) October 20, 2019
Another activist, Ben Saunders – named young campaigner of the year by LGBT charity Stonewall in May after making a documentary about being transgender – contacted the sanitary pad makers in June with a similar complaint.
The Always marketing team replied with a comment that Saunders, 18, posted on Twitter, reading: ‘We are glad to inform you that as of December we will use a wrapper design without the feminine symbol.’
The message stated that sanitary towels with the new packaging would hit the stores by January 2020 and added: ‘We are absolutely grateful for having people like you voicing their opinions.’
Biological females aren’t all thrilled with Procter & Gamble’s decision:
The Patriachy is so crafty it will completely erase women and call it progress. https://t.co/z2Hxezfgsz
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) October 21, 2019
Did you receive permission to tweet this? I'm going to need to see your internalized misogyny exemption.
— Stephen Mason (@Steveohmygoodne) October 21, 2019
This was decided as the ideal situation at our last patriarchy meeting
— Kyle (@Kross369) October 21, 2019
— Sylwia Gal-Damarjian (@GalSylwia) October 21, 2019
— AJ McQuillen (@McquillenAj) October 21, 2019
This is how I know we are entering a new dark period. Because we deserve it. The apocalypse is nigh
— Bigg Jus (@bigg_jus) October 21, 2019
I am coming to the conclusion that the patriarchy might just be a boogie man that leftists made up.
— Aaron W. (@WWeingrad) October 21, 2019
Women are obsolete thanks to the trans man. You'll never win in any physical competitions again!
— The American race (@0516_864) October 21, 2019
Getting a period is one of the suckiest things about being a woman and I'm not even allowed to claim THAT anymore. https://t.co/tNLYyvAXNM
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) October 22, 2019
It is ludicrous how ludicrous things are.
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 22, 2019
Sounds like a good issue to put your time, energy & money into…… SMH? Who even knew that symbol was on there??
— Kristin Ranger (@Kranger42) October 22, 2019
….the ones that want to find issues with everything
— Lisa K (@VZCKmum) October 22, 2019
— JMB (@jbrooky13) October 22, 2019
Just throw the dirt on me now!
— Torontoboy22 (@torontoboy22) October 22, 2019
PC culture gone mad
— Ledders (@ledders1974) October 20, 2019
— Amy (@AmyAngelaAlexis) October 21, 2019
Jesus, my world needs you right now
— Opusdei (@oluchidi) October 20, 2019
We’re nowhere near peak trans with these activists’ use of #Offendonomics tactics.
When Gillette got Woke with ads attacking masculinity, their profits dived.
Time for ordinary people to make their choice & buy elsewhere.
— Anna Ellis (@annaellis_net) October 20, 2019
This was my point in another thread, effective marketing = increased sales and this kinda thing has the reverse effect. Woke companies will learn the hard way
— Millie (@MillieCEdwards) October 20, 2019
I hope they go broke.
— Rob Boyd-Humbug, QC. (@AvonandsomerRob) October 20, 2019
I think it's time we all shot ourselves
— Scooby-Jue (@JueScooby) October 20, 2019
You just gotta laugh at this clownery ???
— Jay Cartere (@JayCartere) October 20, 2019
Blimey we are truly becoming a dictatorship nation – we are being dictated to by the transgender lobby, the climate change lobby, and every other lobby group that take umbrage to something because they don't feel comfortable with it – the worse thing is they are being allowed to!
— jenny trennelly (@jennytrennelly) October 21, 2019
— Vivienne Kelly-Keane (@vivkk17) October 20, 2019
— Vivienne Kelly-Keane (@vivkk17) October 20, 2019
— KiranN (@kirancookie) October 20, 2019
Ditch this brand. Make it “never” instead of “always”.
— Kate (@RoundyOrASquary) October 20, 2019
The lobbying hasn't forced them to do anything. The manufacturer has simply forgotten that they can simply say no and carry on. Or has voluntarily chosen to make the change for no apparent reason.
— The Ripe Mangoes (@theripemangoes) October 20, 2019
Exactly. How many items will that group of people be buying? Sales will suffer
— kay france (@kay_kayfrance) October 20, 2019
I'm mystified that they caved in. If they hadn't, what is the worst that could've happened? Would hardly be a drop in sales from that demographic.
— Mini Maiden (@MinxGenie) October 20, 2019
— JMC (@janisbonada) October 20, 2019
Now I'm offended…. Change it back
— joshayler (@JoShayler) October 21, 2019
No more “Always” for me. This is absolutely ridiculous
— hanna (@Bridget12912050) October 20, 2019
British police use cartoon tomato to urge citizens to report transgender hate crimes https://t.co/cFbraV1iqf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 21, 2019